Morphology of glial blood-brain barriers.

  • Natalie Lane
  • Published 1991 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


Glial cells, in certain situations in the CNS, may become modified to form the structural basis of the blood-brain barrier. This occurs in more primitive vertebrates, such as the elasmobranch fish, and in some higher invertebrates. In the latter, the outermost glial sheath, often called the perineurium in avascular ganglia, substitutes functionally for the… (More)


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